Sources: Somerset GOP to tap Ciattarelli

Republicans in the 16th Legislative District will tap Somerset County Freeholder Jack Ciatterelli of Hillsborough to succeed Assemblywoman Denise Coyle, (R-16), of Bernards, sources say.

Campaigning for re-election on a ticket with Chris Christie in 2009, Ciatterelli easliy won re-election to the freeholder board.

Somerset Republicans are preparing to mount what one source said would have to be a “great write-in” effort on behalf of Ciatterelli.

Sources: Somerset GOP to tap Ciattarelli